The other day, I was text-talking to my college freshman when she was in between classes. She was using the time to look for shoe boots online and was sending me pictures to get my feedback. I was asking mom questions like “are they lined?” and “do they have grippy soles?” and then told her to send me the link so I could order them. A few hours later, I got a follow-up text from her that said, “I’ll send the link later.” Just. That. No exclamation point (“Hey! These shoe boots are going to change my life!”), no happy-face emoji (“I’m so excited that I found shoe boots that are going to change my life!”). Just the words.
Singapore — In high school, my friends and I spent many afternoons discussing how our lives would change once we went to college. Lounging around coffee shops or our parents’ apartments, we’d fantasize aloud about prospective friends, future boyfriends and the careers we hoped to have after graduation.
We all saw our lives as single-handedly within our control, but one of my friends was more eager than the rest of us to make a total transformation. She said she wanted to be someone entirely new in college and do everything she couldn’t do back home in Singapore, our large city that was somehow made small by our tight-knit Indian community. Among our families, everyone always seemed to know everything about everybody.
The University of Amterdam is concerned about the rise in the number of foreign students and has asked education minister Ingrid van Engelshoven for help in managing the flow, the Parool reported on Tuesday. The rise in the number of international students is putting pressure on student housing and reducing the availability of places for Dutch students, the university’s rector Karen Maex said in a speech, marking the UvA’s 386th anniversary.
Read more at DutchNews.nl: Amsterdam university rector ‘calls for action on foreign student numbers’ http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2018/01/amsterdam-university-rector-calls-for-action-on-foreign-student-numbers/
Have you researched colleges’ testing requirements and policies?
As you explore specific colleges, you must learn their admission policies. Even before finalizing a list of target schools, you should familiarize yourself with the range of testing-related policies that vary by college and that will impact your testing strategy.
For starters, every college will accept the SAT and ACT interchangeably (although some don’t even require either in the first place). But that’s about the only consistency across the confusing range of college testing policies you’ll encounter as you delve further…
The national priority in education can be summed up in a four-letter acronym: STEM. And that’s understandable. A country’s proficiency in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is vital in generating economic growth, advancing scientific innovation and creating good jobs. The STEM campaign has been underway for years, championed by policymakers across the ideological spectrum, embraced in schools everywhere and by organizations ranging from the YWCA to the Boy Scouts. By now, the term — first pop
Find a telling anecdote about your 17 years on this planet. Examine your values, goals, achievements and perhaps even failures to gain insight into the essential you. Then weave it together in a punchy essay of 650 or fewer words that showcases your authentic teenage voice — not your mother’s or father’s — and helps you stand out among hordes of applicants to selective colleges. That’s not necessarily all. Be prepared to produce even more zippy prose for supplemental essays about your intellectual pursuits
For decades post-secondary education has been one of the US’s most valuable exports. We have been successful at selling seats to American institutions of higher learning to students from across the globe. These students have brought their economic resources, funding many of our colleges and universities, and many of them have stayed on in the US, bringing their talents and energies to fuel our nation’s economic growth. It’s been a sweetheart deal. But it seems there is trouble in paradise, and we may be at risk of losing our dominant position in the global order of higher education. Other nations are now competing aggressively to attract those students seeking to attain degrees outside of their home countries. What’s more, international colleges and universities are becoming increasingly successful at attracting American students to leave the US system for their post-secondary schooling.
For many students, the PSAT is the first exposure to nation-wide college admissions testing. The PSAT is a slightly shorter, slightly easier version of the SAT, and can be a great tool for scholarships and as a diagnostic test for the official SAT. Now that the PSAT is behind you, what should you do next? If you are a Junior, you are now entering a critical phase in the college admissions process. You need to begin to make plans and set up your testing timeline now – spring of Junior Year is a busy time, so planning now will ensure you are well prepared for the college admissions process. Failure to plan now can limit your options come Senior year, and can add unnecessary stress to a process that is already quite stressful. By planning ahead and setting deadlines for yourself, you can maximize your standardized test scores, minimize stress, and be fully prepared for application season during Senior year
The college admissions process is evolving rapidly and has changed markedly over the past half-to-full decade, as the most selective schools look for demonstrated passions rather than the well-roundedness that was most desirable for Gen X and early millennial applicants.
I experienced this firsthand last year when by brother went through the admissions process, and it is consistent with what several college counselors told me off the record.
“Parents need to know that signing their kids up to play an instrument and be on the board of three student clubs doesn’t matter anymore for an elite school,” said one anonymous admissions director at a school ranked in the top 20 in the last US News and World Report Rankings. “If they are deeply passionate about music and played at Carnegie Hall, well that is a different story.”
Whether your passion is business, communication, design, engineering or science, at UTS you’ll get to learn in some of the best facilities in the country. Here you’ll conduct real world research into issues facing our community, benefit from internships built into degrees and have the opportunity to showcase your work to potential employers.
It was a college football game weekend, and as my friend walked down sorority row with her teenage daughter, her daughter took it all in.
The energy. The buzz. The sea of people dressed in the school colors, full of excitement and hope. Out of the blue, her daughter asked a question.
The Liberal Arts programme in Exeter is an innovative, challenging and interdisciplinary programme, specifically designed to develop your intellectual capabilities and critical skills. It offers flexibility and breadth, complemented by in-depth learning in your chosen field of specialisation – your Major.
Are you going to be charged more for college tuition than you anticipated?
Many students, according to a new study, are being charged more than the published sticker price for choosing particular academic majors or simply for being an upperclassman. It’s possible that some students are being dinged with a higher bill for enrolling in a university’s honors college.